Run Defense Or a Lack Thereof

DarenContributor IAugust 27, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22:  Glen Coffee #29 of the San Francisco 49ers runs against the Oakland Raiders during a preseason game on August 22, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The Raiders run defense which ranked near the bottom last year is rearing its ugly head once again.  Their neighbors across the Bay; the 49ers gashed The Silver & Black to the tune of 275 yards (this w/Frank Gore only carrying the rock twice).  We all know its preseason and the d-line won't play as hard but, if this is an omen is not a very good one.  The Saints provide a 1-2 punch of Pierre Thomas & Reggie Bush and maybe the Raiders defense will play better since this is such a pivotal game for so many players.